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ICON
Graphics displayed as small images. Generally decorative or serving as an identifying function.
ILL
Interlibrary Loan; cooperative system of short-term lending and borrowing of materials among libraries.
IMPRINT
The place, publisher, and date of a book, usually found on the title page.
IN PRINT or IP
The book is presently in print and available for purchase from the publisher or its distributors.
INTERNET
Short for Internetworking. A global web connecting millions of computers, each acting independently as a host. The Internet allows for mail, file transfer, and remote login capabilities between these computers.
INVENTORY
(1) A collection of materials received but not yet cataloged; housed in the Annex and with preliminary records on Acorn. (2) The process of checking shelved materials against the shelf list to determine items that are missing.
IP ADDRESS
Unique number which is used to represent every single computer in a network. All computers on the Internet have an IP address.
ISAG
Information Services Advisory Group.
ISBN
International Standard Book Number; sequence of nine numbers which are assigned to a monograph title as its unique identifier.
ISP
Internet Service Provider.
ISSN
International Standard Serial Number; sequence of eight numbers which are assigned to a serial title as its unique identifier.
IRIS
A consortium of three libraries, the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Vanderbilt University.

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